We cover tons of metal every week here on BrooklynVegan and our metal sister site Invisible Oranges covers even more. We post daily metal news , weekly metal song roundups , and I review lots of metal for my weekly Notable Releases column. Still, metal is a vast musical world and there are too many great metal albums coming out all the time to keep track of them all. To catch up, we've looked back on the first half of and picked seven metal and hardcore releases that we haven't given enough or any attention here on BrooklynVegan.
Best Hardcore Records of 2019: No Echo Contributor Picks
New Hardcore Releases, Songs, & Music Albums - 's Best
By No Echo noechonet I wouldn't be able to do No Echo without the help of the many contributors. In this following piece, I've handed the reigns over them so they could tell you some of their favorite records of the year. Thanks again to all of them for their shared passion for music. It reminded me of hearing Righteous Jams for the first time as a high schooler and feeling a sense of personal power and confidence behind the lyrics without an overinflated sense of self and intensity. Cool band, cool people, good vibes. Long gone is this group's "Rancid side-project" tag.
Breakdowns, blast beats and hard-hitting riffs: Now more than ever, hardcore bands are enjoying their moment in the spotlight. With the hardcore scene branching into a wide range of other genres from death metal to indie rock and everything in between, a new wave of hardcore bands are bringing a fresh perspective to an already wide-reaching genre. Here are 20 of the best newer acts bringing bold sounds you need to check out. Their breakdowns point toward bands such as Hatebreed and Throwdown, but they manage to bring in some melodic elements without weakening their sound in the slightest.
Earlier this year, our U. This, of course, resulted in us having to disqualify plenty of talented acts, as well as a lot of teeth gnashing among Internet historians and scene veterans. For both America and hardcore, the times are changing, with unorthodox opinions and previously-marginalized voices rising to the surface within the scene.